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6 Tips For a Confident Teen Complexion

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Adolescence can be a turbulent stage of life. As your child undergoes puberty and finally starts to care about his or her appearance, the struggle of clear skin often becomes a reality. Due to surging hormones beginning around age 13, many teenagers find that acne, oiliness and clogged pores are threatening a confident complexion. The good news is that with some care and attention, your teenager can reduce or even eliminate unwanted skin changes.

As a teenager, we know you are exploring your independence and trying to get a grasp on balancing responsibilities. However, don’t let your skin care go to the wayside. Following these six tips can help you achieve a complexion that is not only healthy, but clear and attractive too:

#1 Avoid Washing with Bar Soap
Most bar soaps and many high-foaming gel cleansers are simply too high in pH, which means they are too harsh for your skin and can strip your complexion of needed moisture. The extra layers of dry, dead skin can trap oil and bacteria and lead to more pimples. Consider a gentle, deep-pore cleansing product to wash your face.

#2 Don’t Skip Washing Your Face
We know you’re tired. You’ve studied late or had a long sports practice. All you want to do is hit the pillow to get some sleep. Unfortunately, if this means skipping your face washing routine, you are allowing dirt, environmental debris, bacteria and makeup to suffocate your skin and fester unwanted breakouts the next day. For clearer skin, wash your face every single night – no excuses!

#3 Implement an Alcohol-free Toner
This may be the first time you are introduced to a toner, which is a special facial cleansing product that offer water-based hydration to the skin for optimal health. Avoid toners that contain alcohol and use it between cleansing and moisturizing.

#4 Don’t Pick
Teens have a bad habit of picking at their skin. Whether it is a nervous habit or you are trying to pop a pimple, you are not doing your complexion any favors. In fact, you may actually be forcing bacteria deeper into your skin, which results in scarring and more breakouts. Ask your dermatologist when it is okay to put your hands on a pimple.

#5 Change Your Pillowcase
This is an important skin care tip that is often overlooked but makes complete sense once you think about it. Your pillowcase remains in contact with your face for several hours out of the day. It can also accumulate bacteria and oil, which can easily be transferred to your “clean” face when you go to bed each night. Make a habit of washing your pillowcase or changing it out on a regular basis.

#6 Don’t Forget Sunscreen
It’s a golden rule for every stage of life. The hard truth is that nothing can age your skin faster than sun exposure and those same UV rays can also cause skin cancer. Play it safe and wear a sunscreen daily. To ensure your sunscreen doesn’t cause blemishes, find one that is compatible with your skin type. A dermatologist can help!

At Olansky Dermatology in Atlanta, we specialize in teen skin care. If you have a teenager that is battling acne or other unwanted skin problems, we are here to help. Call our office today to make an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Based on 229 reviews

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!